Everlasting Voices: Aspects of the Modern Irish Short Story

Everlasting Voices: Aspects of the Modern Irish Short Story

Everlasting Voices: Aspects of the Modern Irish Short Story

Everlasting Voices: Aspects of the Modern Irish Short Story

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"... Praise to Professor Thompson for his insights and for his refusal to do what some modern criticism undertakes, make the writers subservient to critical virtuosity. Instead, he conveys a sense of delight in being just a reader though, of course, a quite learned one." The International Fiction Review

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In the five chapters that follow, I outline the major contributions made to the form of the twentieth-century Irish short story by George Moore and James Joyce and then examine the products of those I consider to be its four main practitioners. My attempt is to characterize the work of Frank O'Connor, Sean O'Faolain, Liam O'Flaherty, and Mary Lavin by theme and style and to trace the artistic development of each. Thus this is not a history of the Irish short story nor a story-by-story examination of each writer's output but rather a selective analysis and comparison of the best and most typical work that has appeared in the form.

Richard J. Thompson . . .

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